“The hosted network couldn’t be started” after “netsh wlan start hostednetwork”

Last Updated on April 18, 2021 by admin

When you share Wi-Fi in Windows 7 with Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), and you run the following command,

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

You may get the following error:

"The hosted network couldn’t be started" after "netsh wlan start hostednetwork"


Go to device manager, find network adapters, find virtual WiFi adapters, right-click and then enable it.

Start cmd with admin privileges and then try the following:

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

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